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Marina Motel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Chalmette
Stockholm, Sweden
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Only if you urgently need a place to sleep...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

This is a typical wayside hotel that makes a shabby impression and we even wondered if the sheets were clean. The cafeteria smelled so badly of old frying grease that we decided to skip dinner and breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Nashville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

Came down for essence festival last year...it was a last minute try to find some hotels reasonable and most were booked up so we gave this one a shot. Must say it was out by swamp water and seemed to be away from everything but it really wasn't that bad of a drive into downtown New Orleans because we could see downtown from our hotel and it was a easy circle to get us there and back. Hotel did have a smell but the rooms were decent...the sheets were clean, had no problem with getting extra towels, has a washer and dryer in hotel, also has a diner connected on which I can say the food was awesome!!! Breakfast...Lunch & Dinner...Those cooks are the bomb!!! Has a small basic casino connected to but it was filled with smoke. It is an older property but I would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brusly, Louisiana
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012

We recently stayed here with our travel baseball team as a last minute resort when we realized that the first hotel we booked was "unsafe". We stopped off here and were able to get 8 rooms at the last minute. The staff was beyond friendly and accomodating. Yes, the motel is a little dated, but everything was clean and the service was amazing. They reopened their entire restaurant for us after hours when we came in from a long day at the ballpark. Highly recommend and we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank croberts1979
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Monroe, Louisiana
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

We went to Mardi Gras Feb 2012 and I searched and searched for a room and this was the only opening I could find. On the outside, in the front of the hotel it looked really nice; u can see some of the marina on the side. We stayed in the second floor where u could see the highway out front and some of the water. The room had a musty odor, the bed sheets were old, not as in unclean, but as in uncomfortable to sleep on because they looked old. I slept in all my clothes on top of the sheets because I was uncomfortable. The tables and chairs in the room were old, but there was a nice flat screen in the room, but half the channels didn't show. All the plugins were behind the bed or under the tables and TV stand and I was afraid to stick my hand back there. The bathroom was ok as far as cleanliness but the shower was old, had to have assistance with turning it on. There was a restaurant downstairs, but no one was in there and the 'casino' had entirely too much smoke in it...open a window please. I just cant believe we paid that much for the room and then found a cheaper room in the city the next night. I was definitely swindled by the photos that are uploaded online....Beware...the rooms are dingy, dark, and a musty version of the photos you are looking at online. The staff was pleasant and helpful though, very courteous; got some got tips on the best parades from the staff. I just think it was false advertising with the photos of the rooms

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank MaRyjanE8340319
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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

This is an older property that could definitely use updating. The room was clean. The blanket on the bed was old. The water pressure in the shower was not good. It's a shame because this could really be a nice place to stay if a few upgrades were made. The television was the nicest thing about the room. There is a nice view of the water. The sfaff was friendly. I ate in the cafe. The food was good.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 86goodintentions
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Houma, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Personally, I love this place. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The facilities are totally workable for me and my employees. There's a coin laundry, wi-fi, and a great little down-home restaurant that serves breakfast and hot plate specials. We always feel welcome, and get great personalized service. Thanks for always making us feel welcome.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Galatas95
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denham springs, Louisiana, USA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2011

My family and I stayed at this hotel for a baseball tournament. This place is filthy and disgusting. When you first walk in the smell hits you. Then the lower floor hall has dead roaches just lining the walls. We were on the second floor, where I didn't see any actual roaches. Our room was fairly clean, except for the numerous cobwebs. Our coach stayed across the hall. He didn't finish his drink the night before and woke up at 5:00 am to roaches swimming in his leftover drink. We toughed it out only because it was close to the ballpark and it was only one night, but I would definetly not stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank tforrest
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MarinaMotelChalmette, Public Relations Manager at Marina Motel, responded to this review, 6 August 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I would like to sincerely apologize for your discomfort during your recent stay. Hopefully, the remainder of your teams rooms were comfortable and pleasant.

The Marina Motel takes pride in maintaining a clean and safe property. Since we are located in the beautiful marshes of St. Bernard Parish, we do have the occasional bug that crawls through the door, but we are constantly vigilant towards all pests. The fact that the bugs you describe were dead let's me know that Orkin is doing their job properly. In six years (since Hurricane Katrina) of affiliation with this property I have never seen "dead roaches lining the halls". The odor you describe was probably low tide in the marsh, it happens occasionally, and there is not much we can do about it!

Matt Anderson, Marina Motel
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Property: Marina Motel
Address: 5353 Paris Rd, Chalmette, LA 70043-8302
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Region: United States > Louisiana > Chalmette
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Chalmette
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Marina Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just minutes from the French Quarter and downtown New Orleans, the Marina Motel is located in adjacent Chalmette, historic location of the Battle of New Orleans. Surrounded by serene and picturesque bayou waterways which boast fishing that is world-class, not only does the Marina Motel Chalmette offer close proximity to the excitement of the city, but also access to the very waterways that have labelled Louisiana a true sportsmans' paradise. Situated on Bayou Bienvenue, we are the best location for visitors to New Orleans who prefer the respite of a suburban setting, extended-stay industry contractors, or travelling families. Ample bus, truck and boat parking, outdoor pool and grills, coin laundry. ... more   less 
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